Personnel File


Milwaukee-based Komisar Brady & Co. LLP added Katie Austing as marketing and practice development manager. Austing previously served as marketing communications program manager for FasTrak Softworks Inc. Komisar also recently hired Jasmine Berg as a staff accountant. Prior to joining the firm, Berg was an accounting assistant for WhiteLight Group LLC.

Schenck SC added Bill Schenkelberg as a state and local tax manager on its Milwaukee team. Schenkelberg is a certified public accountant and has more than 18 years of tax-related experience. Schenck also recently hired Luke Johnson as a senior tax accountant in its Milwaukee office.

Advertising & Public Relations

Core Creative, based in Milwaukee, recently expanded its team with three new employees. The agency hired Angela Fioretti as an art director, Dave Jimenez as a front-end developer, and Kim Singer-Kelly as traffic manager.

Boelter + Lincoln Marketing Communications, headquartered in Milwaukee, promoted Pete Piotrowski to account executive.

Brookfield-based LePoidevin Marketing hired Stephen Weinstein as a senior account executive. Weinstein previously served as a director of marketing and communications at Centene Corporation. In his new position, he will assist agency clients with strategy and manage integrated marketing programs.

Banking & Finance

Waterstone Mortgage Corp., headquartered in Pewaukee, appointed Bob Selingo to senior vice president, secondary marketing. Selingo has 30 years of experience in the mortgage and financial industries. Selingo will address secondary marketing concerns, such as hedging and trading, lock desk, investor relations and product development.

Securant Bank & Trust, based in Menomonee Falls, promoted Dale Tietz to senior vice president, commercial banking; Mickie Steldt to vice president, commercial banking; Richard Ziebell to vice president, mortgage banking; and Spence Mather to vice president, commercial banking. Securant Bank & Trust also recently hired George Waldkirch as a mortgage loan originator in its Hartland office.

Building & Construction

VSJ Construction Services, of Pewaukee, has added Jason Tichota as a senior estimator. Tichota previously worked as a senior estimator for a construction company in Nebraska.

Waukesha-based Spancrete has appointed Per Faivre director of construction services. Faivre is a civil engineer and previously served as the precast division leader at Area Erectors, Inc., of Rockford, Ill. In his new position, he will oversee project managers, superintendents, erection crews, and subcontractors, among other personnel and services, for firm projects.


The UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education recently appointed Anne O’Meara program director for Project Management, Business Analysis and Technical Writing. UWM’s Small Business Development Center recently named Rick Gorko a business development manager.


Balestrieri Environmental, based in Elkhorn, has named Nicholas Balestrieri business development manager. In this position, Balestrieri will assist with recruiting new business partners and finding new business opportunities in the environmental management and renovation field. He will also work to strengthen the company’s relationships with its existing clients.

Graphic Design

Milwaukee-based McDill Design added Nathan Sprong as an interactive design developer. In this role, Sprong will apply his skills in PHP programming, database and server administration, and graphic design to projects with clients and other company designers.

Health Care

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin has named Julie Kerk executive director of neurosciences. Kerk has more than 25 years of experience in neurosciences-focused health care, including 15 years spent at Froedtert & the Medical College. The health care network also recently appointed Jodi LoDuca executive director for rehabilitation services, Dean Thomas senior vice president of planning and service line development, and Beth Lanham director of quality, patient safety and performance improvement at Froedtert Hospital.

Curative Care Network, of Milwaukee, has promoted Judith Amorsen to director of residential services. Amorsen has been with the organization since 2007.


The Starr Group, based in Greenfield, promoted Mark Piontek to IT director. Piontek previously served as senior systems administrator. In his new leadership position, he will focus on managing the development and implementation of technology within the agency, planning IT governance, maintaining hardware and software, and improving existing technologies for the benefit of client services.

Willis of Wisconsin has added Paul Prange, business development consultant, to the Property and Casualty Practice in its Wauwatosa office.

Brookfield-based Diversified Insurance Solutions recently hired Kristy Banaszak as an account manager, employee benefits, and Sally Keppert as an accountant. The firm also recently promoted Crystal Benson to manager, personal insurance services and special business unit, and Tamara Hesthaven to manager, property and casualty services.

Legal Services

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. has expanded its Milwaukee legal team. The firm recently added Jack Carver to its Commercial Finance Team; Ariane Strombom to its Technology Law, Corporate Transactions and Health Care Law teams; and Nida Shakir to its Business & Commercial Litigation Team.

Management Services

C.H. Coakley & Co., Inc., located in Milwaukee, has promoted Lazelle Thomas-Conners to executive assistant. Thomas-Connors, who recently completed her bachelor’s degree in business management from Upper Iowa University, previously served as administrative assistant and has worked for the company for two years.


The Milwaukee Jewish Federation named Amy Kahn vice president of development. Kahn spent the last 14 years at Northwestern University, where she fulfilled a number of director of development roles. At the Jewish Federation, she will lead fundraising initiatives.

Glendale-based After Breast Cancer Diagnosis recently expanded its staff by adding Cynthia Hooker, helpline manager; Micki Huston, mentor services manager; and Maureen Tobin, program specialist. The organization also recently announced a newly elected board of directors including Linda Hansen of Foley & Lardner LLP and Pamela Henson of Journal Communications.

Senior Living Communities

Saint John’s On The Lake, located in Milwaukee, has promoted Lucia Klebar to director of marketing. Klebar has worked for the organization since 2011 as senior lakefront living advisor.

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